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Nancy Hands Bar & Restaurant

30-32 Parkgate Street, Dublin Dublin 8, Ireland (North City Centre)
353 1 6770149
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Ranked #93 of 1,811 restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, International, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North City Centre
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: North City Centre
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North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nancy Hands was supposedly a lady of the night, she left behind a beautiful pub and her name on the door. I guess she was successful. We only went for coffee and a scone as part of a tour, one afternoon, but were very well treated and we had a great time taking pictures of the whimsical bar and restaurant.... More

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cleveland, oh
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We ate here on a Sunday night. The regular restaurant was not open. Had lots of fun with the two bartenders. That served us. I had the warm chicken Caesar salad that was not just a Caesar, but had line nuts, blue cheese, etc. chicken was moist and tender. My wife had the potato leek soups with the homemade brown... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had an excellent late meal and a few drinks with some locals. Very friendly and just down from the Ashling Hotel.

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Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

'Pub food' is such a varied and loaded term. Nancy Hands menu could be offered in any upmarket restaurant. My husband's duck with cranberries and my braised beef cheeks were beautifully cooked, the sauces wonderfully flavoured and the vegetables also carefully and expertly selected and cooked. At the same time the kids were happy with basic pub nuggets and chips.... More

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

When you're wandering a new city, certain places just hit you right. They're embedded in your memories of the city and they're the vignettes that you gush over with friends. That's what Nancy Hands was for me. Was it gourmet food? No. Was it four stars par excellence? No. But it was creaky, cozy old place with hefty portions and... More

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Myakka City, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a late dinner in the upstairs portion of the pub. There was live music by a piano player that was nice but a little loud. The food was excellent, both parties had a steak and they were cooked wonderfully and had a great flavor. Service was great and the staff was kind and friendly. I would eat here... More

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Palmyra, Virginia, United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had dinner here while staying at the Ashling Hotel. The pub was quite busy and we went upstairs and had a nice quiet meal. I had the catch of the day (cod) and chips which was a huge piece of fish that I joked to others that they could probably share it was so large. Not a bite left... More

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Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went for a meal here, they were large meals and good value. Staff were helpful and quick. Only a short walk from the Ashling Hotel.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We stopped in one night for dinner. The service was good. Food was very good. Not bad for the price. If you are in the area, stop by!

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We walked up to Nancy Hands after a long, tiring day in a wet, rainy Dublin. Close to the Ashling Hotel, it met our criteria. Pleasantly surprised by the service and enjoyed the food.

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